I need a good software to recover deleted files from Windows. Its specifications are -

  1. It should be free.
  2. It should recover maximum number of files with minimum time (I had used Piriform Recuva. It recovers maximum number of files, but it takes hours to recover all those.)
  3. It should be a light software.

Which software will be good choice ?

  • GetDataBack Simple Data Recovery : runtime.org
    – senthilbp
    May 6, 2014 at 6:01
  • @senthilbp Hey, what this software is supposed to do ? Can you explain how to operate it and recover deleted files with it ?
    – TomJ
    May 7, 2014 at 3:29
  • You'll find lots of recommendations if you search SuperUser for 'recovered deleted file'.
    – user416
    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:56
  • And whatever software you use, remember rule #1 when recovering deleted files: Freeze the computer that you need to recover from. Don't do anything with it (inclucing shutdown/startup) and disconnect it from the Internet to prevent automatic updates. Even installing the recovery software decreases your chance of succesful recovery.
    – user416
    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:59
  • possible duplicate of File Recovery Software
    – user416
    Sep 16, 2014 at 9:01

1 Answer 1


Recuva is a good application to recover deleted files(picture, video, music, documents and other type of files). We can operate it in 2 modes- Normal and Deep modes. Normal mode is fast and recovers less files. Deep mode is slow but it recovers almost every thing we deleted, out of which files in good or normal conditions can be recovered.

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